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    Information about the West Village Run:

    Name/Status

    West Village D.O.G. Run – Public, But Membership Required

    Location

    Little West 12th Street between Washington Street and 10th Avenue. See Google Place Page (including map) here.

    Hours

    24/7 with lighting for night time use

    Underfoot

    Soft Asphalt Paving

    Features

     Benches, water hose, drinking bowls, lighting for night time use, swimming pools, facility shed containing first aid kits, tennis balls and toys, baggies, papertowels and cleaning supplies

    In-Charge

    Tracey Sides Tel: (212) 807-0093.  Email:  wvdog1@aol.com

    Manager

    West Village Dog Owners Group (WVDOG), 41 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014

    Maintenance

    WVDOG is a volunteer organization. Our members are responsible for all cleaning, maintenance and improvements. 

    Membership

    This is a membership run; you need a key fob for access. Membership is open to everyone and costs $75.00 per year.  All members must provide and maintain updated proof of vaccinations. The annual membership consists of 200 plus families and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis every summer.  Due to space constraints, the number of memberships is limited in order to maintain a safe facility and comply with insurance requirements.  If membership becomes fully subscribed, WVDOG maintains a waiting list of prospective members.

    Comments

    The West Village Dog Owners Group was founded over 19 years ago with the purpose of establishing off-leash recreation facilities for dog-owners and their pets.  Due to the lack of public parks in the West Village, WVDOG located potential dog-run sites, lobbied public officials and Community Board 2 for the space, then built, insured and operated the dog run without any public funding.  They are now in their third location in the West Village, having been previously relocated from Pier 52 and then 10th Avenue and 15th Street. 

    Since the run is not located in a public park, the membership fee is necessary to cover the run’s operating costs, including our required insurance and all other cleaning and maintenance expenses.